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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 07:51

It appears that the farmer sold the land with the proviso that the purchaser erected (and presumably maintains) a stockproof fence so that he doesn't have to.  Presumably the previous boundary had been sufficiently stockproof and selling a piece of land so that Debcon could extend his/her garden was more of a favour to Debcon rather than a commercial venture and there was no reason why the farmer should be put to the additional expense of fencing.

All the farmer needs is for the stock-proof fence to contain the animals.  If Debcon wants the fence to prevent the animals from nibbling his/her hedge then he/she has to erect a fence that will do just that.

I hope that Debcon was advised to get Planning Permission for the change of use of the land

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 07:04

Whoops!  Happy birthday to Mr Runnybeak for yesterday


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 06:55

Good morning all

It's dry outside!!!  well, dry-ish anyway, and the sun is shining, even if there are some grey rather than white clouds dotted over the blue ......... quite breezy and 13C ..... wonder what the day will bring?

We had our first meal of runner beans last night - I don't remember picking them in July for a very long while - quite chuffed

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 19:46
Topbird wrote (see)

Lovely pics BL - so much colour - looks like you had fun on the horsies and were a bit luckier with the weather!

We're planning a bike ride for next week (if it warms up) which will include the pub you and Dove visited (purely for the purposes of ensuring we don't suffer from dehydration of course...). Will probably pop into the church too (as I think you did) - I think it has a 'good' font?

It has a superb font - Wonky was christened there a good while back and married there three years ago next week - I sang in the choir there for years and years - it has a remarkably rude lectern, box family pews with doors where small children can be kept entertained with Dinky toys and lego during long sermons, and specially designated areas at the back for Young Men and Boys had to sit, out of harm's way.

Opposite the church is the Guildhall which houses the village museum which is well worth a visit .  Allow yourselves plenty of time to visit Laxfield

Rainwater collection/ stagnant water

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:58

Have you tipped it out yet?  We're waiting ..............................

sweet corn dying

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:30

Sweetcorn is a very thirsty plant and needs a lot of water.  When I grew it I'd put the sprinkler on for half an hour each evening unless we'd had heavy rain that day.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:27

Lovely pics BL Isn't that carousel fun!  I've been riding on that since I was quite young, and Wonky went on there before she was born

Help with identity please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:23
Peter Reynolds wrote (see)

Many thanks for all the replies, it's great having all this input.  After what's been mentioned about tree suckers it reminded me that there is a tree stump from a tree that was cut down about 6 months ago but never 'finished off'.  Could this be sending out tree suckers?  I've just been out and drilled the stump and filled the holes with poison to hopefully kill this thing off and see if this is the culprit.

Think you may have your answer - what sort of tree was it - were the leaves similar to the ones in the picture?

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Flower ID please

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Markings on hosta leaves

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

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